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National Park in Tenterfield

Bald Rock National Park

About 35km northeast of Tenterfield (take Naas Rd, signposted 'Woodenbong' – really), you can hike to the top of Australia's largest exposed granite monolith (which looks like a stripy little Uluru). There are lovel…
Historic Building in Tenterfield

Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

Australian-history boffins will enjoy the museum (adult/child $5/2) in this beautifully restored old hall. It's notable as the place where Sir Henry Parkes, the 'Father of Federation', delivered the 1889 Tenterfield…
National Park in Tenterfield

Richmond Range National Park

Off the beaten track, 117km east of Tenterfield, this 15,712-hectare park contains some of the best-preserved old-growth rainforest in NSW. It's part of a World Heritage–listed preserve showing off what this part of…
Pizza in Tenterfield

Tenterfield Gourmet Pizza

Tenterfield's only pizza joint just happens to be an excellent one. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed. Tasty homestyle pastas are also available.
Landmark in Tenterfield

Tenterfield Saddler

This bluestone building opened as a saddlery in 1870 and was celebrated by Peter Allen in his well-known song pf the same name (written for his grandfather who was a saddler here for 50 years). It's still open for b…
Buffet in Tenterfield

Stannum House

You can't get better value, in Tenterfield or elsewhere, than this tasty all-you-can-eat, all-day buffet housed in an historic mansion. It also has B&B rooms (d from $85) available.
Landmark in Tenterfield

Thunderbolt's Hideout

About 12km out of Tenterfield (take Naas Rd, signposted 'Woodenbong' - really!), a 300m, signposted walk leads to where bushranger Captain Thunderbolt once holed up in hiding.
Winery in Tenterfield

Kurrajong Downs Winery

One of a handful of wineries in the district; drop in to its cellar door for tastings. Popular varietals include pinot noir, semillon and a sparkling pinot chardonnay cuvée.